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    (Tug Boat) VALIANT
    This tug was built by a modeler in Bristol during the early 1960's it was given to me at the Abergavenny Steam and vintage show in 2016 by the makers grandson who told me it had been on display in his mums house from 1970 when his grandad died till 1987 when she died then put in his parents attic till it was given to me. it had a couple of holes in the hull and the upper works had been broken so required fixing. not having any pictures I used all the original bits that came with it so I hope it looks as it should. it's made mostly from balsa with some wooden bits and replacement planking from coffee stirrers otherwise all original. it requires 2 x 12v 7ah lead acid batteries and about 5 kilograms of ballast. (Silver Sand in 500grm packs). On the only test run I've managed to tow a 16 foot fishing boat with three men on my local fishing lake. (Motor: geared 540) (ESC: 20amp MTroniks Viper marine) (8/10)
    (Tug Boat) Emanuel
    Built in 1954 by my Grandad. Construction is Bread and Butter in Balsa originally a free sail model but now converted to RC. 27mhz.was given to me on my 5th birthday. Not sailed for over 25 years, but now happy sailing for short runs as prop shaft leaks slightly. (ESC: Mtronics Viper Marine 20amp) (8/10)
    (Other) project X
    Given as project, no known details of origins as yet. (Motor: Ripmax) (ESC: Viper Marine) (5/10)
    (Working Vessel) Rust Bucket
    This is my latest restoration project. its built completely of metal and is in a terrible condition although the hull seems to be water tight. The motor and prop-shaft and prop is listed in a BASSETT LOWKE catalogue dating from 1936, so the boat age is unknown but my guess would be late 30's to 1950. All guesses acknowledged. (Motor: BASSETT LOWKE) (5/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) FAIREY HUNTSMAN (KATHY'S CLOWN)
    Just rescued from ebay seller who had it in storage since he inherited it in 1976, it was Fairey Huntsman, scratch built sometime in early 60's by his father who used to sail it near Manchester. its fitted with a SANWA 2F-2M RC system which seems to be still functioning. I will be doing restoration over the next few months, as there are a few cracks showing along most of the seems and I will need to sand and seal and repaint. (Motor: Marx) (ESC: Speed King) (5/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) sea scout
    This boat was one of my dads from the late 1950's. It's an aerokits sea scout. Now fitted with a MabuchI motor of unknown power, but undergoing test running with 6 Volts, seem more than adequate, Belt drive to propshaft. (Motor: Mabuchi) (5/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) MV Caroline
    This model is a scratch built 1/15th scale model of an Ocean going pleasure craft built in 1964 by my late father. it was originally powered by a large bosch windscreen wiper motor, but has been replaced with an MFA RE 800 stock motor running from 12V sla battery. Dry weight 13.2 Kilos. Last sailed in 1992 on open sea at Aberystwyth, I was on my dads fishing boat watching as dad sailed her the full length of the south beach and back into the harbour. Now ready to relaunch on Saturday 10th June 2017 at WMBC open day. (Motor: MFA . RE800) (ESC: Fusion Aquapower AQP128) (9/10)
    (Fire Boat) Mk2 firefloat 93
    This boat was originally built with my dad's help (mostly him), in about 1959/60 my first powered model and originally had a small diesel engine (E.D.I Think.)And no radio gear. But now fitted with electric motor and radio gear with working monitors and lights.hope to finish restoration in time for spring launch. (Motor: Mannesmann Clash21 ) (ESC: Mtronics sport tuned 20) (8/10)
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    5 days ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Thank you Stephen for the update.
    Cheers Colin.
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    5 days ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Thanks Martin, I did report it yesterday.
    I thought I t was just me, so now I know I will have to keep looking on site to keep up.
    Sounds like you are enjoying your return to the fold, it wasn't the same without the banter.
    Cheers Colin.
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    5 days ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Good afternoon, I have NOT received any notification emails now for 24 hours.
    Cheers Colin.
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    6 days ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Nerys, although not as old I often feel as if life is just going nowhere.
    My quacks have taken me off my medication as it was causing stomach bleeds and nausea.
    Funny thing is I feel better, I still find walking very painful so taking the doctors advice I have been cycling, my joints make strange noises but are moving freely now.
    I have to lay off the medication for 10 weeks and then go for an MRI scan to check if there are any issues.
    So keep your pecker up lass, Alice is your strong right arm and I'm sure she doesn't mind you leaning on her.
    Just make sure you get better soon.
    Best regards to you and Alice, stay safe and hope you feel better soon, Colin and Caroline.
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    7 days ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Thanks for letting me know, I'll have a look on ebay, sounds like a good starting point.
    Cheers Colin.
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    7 days ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi cam, how big is it, I would start off with an offer of Β£100. But I'm sure you could get more.
    Cheers Colin.
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    7 days ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    That's better, feels right to have a laugh, cheers Colin.πŸ€—πŸ‘
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    7 days ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Sorry Martin I didn't know you had a sensible section.
    Cheers Colin.
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    7 days ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Welcome back SIR!!!
    Missed your beautiful rhetoric, so glad you can find you are up to dealing with us mere mortals once again.
    Martin it's a crazy world we live in, with the corona virus affecting us all in different ways.
    But remember that you are always able to share your thoughts and woes with us anytime.
    Must stop waffling and leave you in peace, keep safe and well, best wishes Colin and Caroline.
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    8 days ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    One word, superb!!!
    Cheers Colin.
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    15 days ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Good evening Nerys, our poundland closed as 2 members of staff had covid. Notice on door said hoping to reopen in April.
    Cheers Colin.
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    16 days ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Well said Nerys I too have been using since it arrived on the market and never had a problem.
    I'll be glad when the local poundland re-opens so I can get a fresh stock in.
    Cheers Colin.
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    18 days ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Thanks Ed for the update on Martin, please wish him well, and pass on our very best regards.
    Cheers Colin.
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    18 days ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Great idea, let's have a look at the move and it's possible difficulties.
    Wishing you all the best for your move and hope your models don't suffer from the journey.
    Cheers Colin.
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    19 days ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Good question Alan, my preference is a 2 part epoxy. And the longer the setting time the better the bond, as it is usually flexible enough to allow for minor movements without breaking.
    If you can be sure of no movement then a fast set such as is available from poundland.
    Cheers Colin.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: MV Overchurch
    20 days ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    A true model by a master modeller, thank you for sharing with us.
    Cheers Colin.
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    30 days ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Good afternoon seanymph,
    I always put on the strakes, spray rails and rubbing strips after the Ezekote and fibreglass, that way any external damage is restricted to the areas meant for the purpose.
    Cheers Colin.
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    1 month ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    That's a superb model? or is it real but out of the water.
    Fantastic job and a true masterclass.
    Cheers Colin.
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    1 month ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    I'm loving this build Graham, and hopefully learning along the way as I am trying to get my brain to understand how to repair my latest acquisition which has some disconnected lines and a broken one.
    So keep it coming and I may learn to sail a sailing boat instead of my usual motorised boats.
    Cheers Colin.
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    1 month ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Good morning Fred, the Cricut machines can go down to 3mm letters in vinyl, the smallest I have done personally is 5mm lettering. And the largest was 500mm.
    The Cricut cutting area is 12 inches by 24 inches, so size is only limited by the size of the cutting area.
    Cheers Colin.
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    1 month ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Sorry my mistake, these old eyes not what they used to be.
    Cheers Colin.
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    1 month ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Nice photo of a Norfolk Keel. That's a good shot of the stern and rigging.
    Cheers Colin.
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    1 month ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Good morning Fred.
    My wife has a range of Sizzix machines that she uses for various crafts, but they are limited to what cutting dies are available.
    So wanting a machine that could cut various materials and computer driven I bought a Cricut Maker, which we have used for card, thin ply, thin acrylic and self adhesive vinyl with any problems.
    All of the above are available from Hobbycraft stores and on line.
    Hope this is is helpful, cheers Colin.
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    1 month ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Good evening Nerys, sorry to hear of Alice's reaction to the vaccination, Caroline's friend over the road had the same issue with her jab it lasted for 4 days. So hopefully Alice will be back to normal soon, I hope so for both of you.
    Stay safe sweet ladies, cheers Colin and Caroline.
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    1 month ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Superb restoration of a true classic, those model yachts in the fore cabin looked interesting as well.
    Thank you for sharing with us.
    Cheers Colin.
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    1 month ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    That's great news, small steps lead to large strides. Keep going sir, well done.
    Cheers Colin.
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    1 month ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Thanks for the beautifully laid out instructions, life as a prototype engineer would have been so much simpler with such clearly written detail.
    Your engineering background must help with your beautiful models.
    Well done sir, keep us after school, glad to learn from a master craftsman.
    Cheers Colin.
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    1 month ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Had a quick look inside it today, the sail winch servo seems to be working OK, but the line to the aft sail is broken.
    The rudder and its servo are missing, so replacement required.
    There is a hole above the keel slot that looks like it is where it is screwed in.
    Now I need to figure out how to make a keel.
    Cheers Colin.
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    πŸ“ Do not throw away your 35Mhtz RC sets
    1 month ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Thanks Roy, I nearly binned all my 35mhz equipment as nobody wanted it when I gave up flying.
    Cheers Colin.
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    1 month ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Thank you for your responses shipmates, I now think I know what you mean and I will proceed with cautious anticipation to get her into sailing trim.
    Next issue is the keel or lack of one, I will have to get a look inside to see how it is supposed to be fitted, all I know is that there is a slot in the bottom of the Hull.
    Cheers Colin.
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